PetroSA employee fatally wounded at refinery

Source: PetroSA

The 45-year old male employee was fatally wounded after falling from a 10-meter height during a planned maintenance operation at the GTL Refinery.

PetroSA regrets to announce the death of an employee on Saturday, September 26, 2015 at the Mossel Bay Gas to Liquids (GTL) Refinery.

The 45-year old male employee was fatally wounded after falling from a 10-meter height during a planned maintenance operation at the GTL Refinery. The employee’s next of kin have been informed about the tragic incident. PetroSA is providing support and counselling services to the family of the deceased and its employees.

PetroSA and the South African Police Service are investigating the incident. All other relevant authorities, including the Inspector of Mines and Department of Labour, are being informed. An investigation into the incident will commence on Monday, September 28, 2015.

“As PetroSA we are deeply saddened and our employees are traumatised by the tragic loss of a colleague. We will fully cooperate with all investigations into the incident. At PetroSA strict adherence to safety is sacrosanct and we therefore wish to quickly get to the bottom of how this incident happened, with a view to ensuring we prevent such occurrences in future,” Mapula Modipa, the PetroSA Acting Group CEO said.

Did You Like this Article? Get All the Energy Industry News Delivered to Your Inbox

Subscribe to an email newsletter today at no cost and receive the latest news and information.

 Subscribe Now

Whitepapers

The Time is Right for Optimum Reliability: Capital-Intensive Industries and Asset Performance Management

Imagine a plant that is no longer at risk of a random shutdown. Imagine not worrying about losing...

Going Digital: The New Normal in Oil & Gas

In this whitepaper you will learn how Keystone Engineering, ONGC, and Saipem are using software t...

Maximizing Operational Excellence

In a recent survey conducted by PennEnergy Research, 70% of surveyed energy industry professional...

Leveraging the Power of Information in the Energy Industry

Information Governance is about more than compliance. It’s about using your information to drive ...

Latest PennEnergy Jobs

PennEnergy Oil & Gas Jobs